Revised – January 2020
UK Medical Professionals Should Contact The National Poisons Information Service For Advice.
As a small business, we are not always available in the event that something should go wrong. This list along with any paperwork left with you on-site should provide all the necessary information in an emergency situation.
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Do You Need To Use Pesticides?
Pesticides have their place in a programme of control however you must consider alternatives first.
Pests of almost every kind reside within your home for a reason. Knowing why pests are present ensures you have ample opportunity to tackle the cause before the pest.
Deep cleaning, effective maintenance and protection of food products reliably reduce most pest problems without pesticide use.
Before applying a pesticide consider;
- Professional Inspection
- Deep Cleaning
- Rubbish & Waste Removal
- Intensive Vacuuming
- Property Maintenance
- Effective Exclusion Methods
- Non-Toxic Repellants & Holistic Alternatives
- Alternative Premises
Rodent Control Products & Safety
Pesticides in the UK enjoy statutory controls governing their sale and use. Pesticide use is granted in accordance with approvals made by government ministers following an independent assessment by expert scientists.
Adequate training ensures pest controllers know how to complete hazard/risk assessments before applying a pesticide. This process gives both pest control operators and their customers a great deal of protection.
Avoiding Exposure To Pesticides
Keep children, vulnerable adults and animals away from, and out of treated areas where any pesticide products are in use or have been used until we indicate it is safe.
Remain out of areas treated with sprays or fumigants for at least 2 hours or longer as directed. Do not walk on or touch treated surfaces until completely dry.
Action For Pesticide Exposure
If you should have any cause for concern regarding accidental contamination with a pesticide, contact your doctor, local hospital (or in the case of animal’s, a veterinary surgeon) and show them all paperwork left with you.
Our treatment documents will direct health professionals to this page where they can get a direct link to product safety information, detailing the chemicals used.
What You Should Do Before Pesticide Application
Keep all foodstuffs covered up, preferably in sealed containers. Where plants, fish tanks, ponds or any animals are present, these should be removed from treated areas. Covering items will not always guarantee their safety.
Where possible, deep clean and intensively vacuum all areas. Pesticides work best when applied to clean surfaces.
Remove all items at risk of accidental damage by operatives wearing protective equipment that can sometimes impede peripheral vision.
Remove all articles from floor surfaces like shoes, slippers, photos, magazines etc.
Unplug electrical items and turn off all sockets. Protect electrical items from water exposure during spray treatments.
Move furniture into the centre of rooms so the perimeters or areas affected and requiring treatment will be available for cleaning by you and treatment by us.
What To Expect Following Pesticide Treatment
Additional Advice regarding Insects
In the case of the treatment against insects such as Wasps, Fleas, Bedbugs, Garden Ants, and other crawling or flying insects, insecticides applied will have an immediate effect in reducing insect activity.
Efficacy depends on the target insect being present at the time of treatment. You may still see insects many weeks after the treatment.
100% control is rarely possible, so persistent residual activity should not cause alarm in the short term. Some pests can live for long periods without feeding and pupae can take over six months to hatch.
You should not clean or vacuum treated areas for at least 14 days, avoiding accidental removal of the pesticide.
Additional Advice Regarding Rodents
In the case of treatments against rodents such as rats and mice, a few weeks may elapse after application of baits and/or traps before the treatments become effective.
In rare cases, rodent activity may stop or even persist without disturbing control measures.
Rodents that die and are not able to be removed will result in the release of a powerful odour that may persist for many weeks and disrupt activities paid and voluntary.
Fly, moth and beetle infestations may also result from dead rodents.
We advise, that YOU MUST control and prevent access to, and do not touch, bait or bait delivery measures, or traps of all kinds, which could cause injury to non-target animals and humans.
Rodent Control Pesticides
Insect Control Pesticides
We hope this advice has been clear and informative. If you would like to see more information on any matter related to this post we would love to hear your thoughts.
Remember; the products used in your home or workplace should be a last resort and not the first port of call.